Modem problems

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Vikash, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. Vikash

    Vikash Guest


    Since yesterday I've been unable to get on the 'net reliably. Sometimes when I try to dial out XP just sits there claiming it's dialling indefinitely (no tone, dialog appears saying "Dialing <isp number>"). Sometimes, it does connect, but the PC immediately freezes (no keyboard or mouse response, hard reset required). And sometimes XP thinks I don't have a modem installed and the Modems Control Panel shows that my "Best Data Fax Modem" is not present.

    A day earlier it was fine. Yesterday it worked fine once out of about 15 attempts at connecting.

    What could be wrong?

  2. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

    new modem cost u 10 bucks rip it out of there and see how far u can throw it down the street :)
  3. surge

    surge OSNN Senior Addict

    i would personaly get a external modem, they just seem better than internal ones, us-robotics data modems are very good.